I might see one band and then I search and find 10 others. It was kinda that way with how I got to know about SCHÄDELBERG. A one-man black metal band. Anders Ekdahl ©2018
Let’s start with your latest recording. When you look back at it now what kind of feelings do you have for it?
-Misanthropia is the debut album of Schädelberg and I´m still in the process of releasing 10 songs that I really love. This album means the world to me. 2 record companies didn´t keep their promises and failed to release it but now finally Terror Records and Nervengas Versand will distribute this heartfelt wish of mine. Never before I made my songs sound more atmospherical and personal. These are the songs from the abyss of my soul and they took years in the making but I still love all of them and can´t wait to bring them to your ears and souls.
I am fascinated by band names. What was it that made you settle on the one you have and what does it mean to you?
-Schädelberg means mountain of skulls and was inspired by some misanthropic dreams I had where a wolf sat on a human pile of skulls. In my opinion that´s a real good name for a Black Metal Band.
What does it mean to you that there are people out there that actually appreciate and look forward to what you are doing?
-It´s good to hear that because when I create the songs all by myself I don´t think about that and it´s a very personal and lonely process. I reveal my inner demons and dig into the abyss of my mind and soul to create this kind of art. I love to hear that people appreciate that and hear that I love what I do with this band.
How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
-There is no image to this band at all because I really adore nature and I really hate people, religion and society so the so called image just reflects my personality.
I am a huge fan of LP art work. How important is it to have the right art work for your album?
-It is very important to have the right artwork and this band is very different to my other band Kirchenbrand. Nature is the most important part of the Schädelberg artwork and it looks fantastic.
We live in a superficial world today where you don’t exist if you are not on Youtube and Facebook.
-Has social media been only beneficial in socializing with the fans or is there a down side to it too?
The downside is filled with trolls but the upside is filled with consolation by the fans and Schädelberg fans share my views on nature and society and I am very proud to have intelligent fans like that.
When you play in a band does it feel like you are a part of a massive community? That you belong to something that gives meaning to your life?
-I am a one man band and I don´t feel like I am beeing part of a massive community. I think it´s a small one but music is the cause and the meaning of my life.
When you are in the middle of it do you notice what state our beloved music scene is in? Is the scene healthy or does it suffer from some ailment?
-The scene is sick because everyone wants to be the truest and toughest bastard on the face of the planet. I mirror them how sick the planet is, how bad the animals are treated and how useless mankind really is. The truth hurts but Schädelberg offers really beautiful musical landscapes to dream and let yourself fall into the music. If you love or you hate my other band Kirchenbrand you should risk an ear because Schädelberg is something completely new and unique. It´s not a project, it´s a real band.
How much of a touring band are you guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside of your borders?
-Schädelberg is a one man band and I´m not good with other humans so I don´t play gigs at all.
What will the future bring?
-There will be the first Schädelberg album “Misanthropia” in early 2019 and hopefully many more in the future. Thank you for your support!
(brandnew album will be released in febuary 2019. Schädelberg is a project of Kirchenbrand musican)